2020 WOW/Opening Schedule

There is much to do during the first couple of weeks of the Fall semester. From fitness classes and campus tours to online competitions and much more, you're invited to check it all out below. And check back too because we'll be updating and adding events/activities!

Participation in campus in person activities during the residential quarantine from August 14-30 are limited to residential family units and not available to non-residential students.  A family unit describes groups of individuals living in close proximity to one another within university residence halls. Within the ‘family unit’ structure, students are able to operate as they would in a home environment. Family units include 1) Residents in apartments, 2) residents in a suite (two rooms connected), and 3) residents assigned to a residential floor (floor section) who share a communal bathroom.  Students are not permitted to comingle with individuals from other family units during campus activities.

Friday, August 14

Time Location Event
All day Across Campus UConn Storrs Students Move In
All day Virtually UConn Rec Video Classes
Check out UConn Rec's video classes! Scroll to the bottom of the webpage for classes in Cardio, Mind & Body, and Strength!
https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Event
Tarjimly Translating

Millions of refugees and people in need of humanitarian assistance struggle with language barriers. To help give them on-demand language access through Tarjiimly volunteers download the  free app and are connected to beneficiaries who need translation support through a live chat session.Click HERE for more information!
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Event
LibriVox- Audiobook Contributors
LibriVox is a nonprofit that coordinates online volunteers to record audio versions of public domain books. Volunteers record chapters of books into digital files (mp3)  and make the audio files available to the world for free! Click HERE for more information!
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
Amnesty Decoders
Digital volunteers are needed to help research and expose human rights violations. Through the use of computers or phones volunteers help to sift through large data banks of social media messages, images, documents and other information.Click HERE for more information!
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
By the People
The library of congress invites you to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. These transcriptions are then reviewed and posted on the library's website to  improve search, readability, and access to handwritten and typed documents for those who are not fully sighted or cannot read the handwriting of the original documents.Click HERE for more information!
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Online Museums, Art Exhibits, & Cultural Sites
(These links are not endorsed by UConn) 

 

All day:
available all semester
Virtually Digital Entertainment
(These links are not endorsed by UConn)

 

Saturday, August 15

Time Location Event
All day Across campus UConn Storrs Students Move In
All day Instagram WOW Leader Involvement Q&A
Come join our Week of Welcome (WOW) Leaders on Instagram! Get to know who your WOW Leaders are, and ask them any questions during their Instagram takeover!

https://www.instagram.com/uconnstudentactivities/?hl=en
All day Virtually UConn Rec Video Classes
Check out UConn Rec's video classes! Scroll to the bottom of the webpage for classes in Cardio, Mind & Body, and Strength!
https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/
All day Virtually Looking for a Movie to Watch?
Here is a List of 10 Movies Every College Student Should Watch!
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
Beyond the Bel
l 

In the spirit of “Distance Learning,” develop a fun, STEM-related activity for students to try at home. Record a video tutorial. Throughout quarantine it has been even more of a challenge for children to learn because they are at home. Beyond the Bell aims to connect students with short, 5 minute or less, videos that teach them a STEM related skill. The target audience are students in 3rd-5th grade & 6th-8th grade. Click HERE for more information!

All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
Virtual Letters
 

Send a virtual letter!COVID-19 affects us all but for some it brings the added challenge of social isolation. You can help brighten someone’s day! Write a card telling them about yourself, maybe say a joke or a riddle and let them know that they are loved. Cards will be distributed through United Way’s partners to people experiencing isolation during this time, including elders, students, healthcare workers, and energy partners. Click HERE for more information!

All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
VocaliD Voicebank Contributor
 

VocaliD volunteers help to bring personalized voices to people with speech impediments or who have lost their voice. VocaliD is aimed at designing personalized synthetic voices so that people with severe speech impairments can use a voice that fits their body and personality.Click HERE for more information

All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
FLOSS Manual Writers
 

FLOSS Manuals are manuals written in many languages that instruct people to use free software. Volunteers can write and edit manuals by:

  • writing new manuals
  • updating or improving existing manuals
  • proofreading manuals as they are being written
  • reviewing and fact checking

Click HERE for more information!

Sunday, August 16

Time Location Event
All day Across campus UConn Storrs Students Move In
All day Tik Tok Spirit, Pride and Tradition- Tik Tok Challenge
Hey Huskies, welcome to UConn Nation! Join our Spirit, Pride, & Tradition Program in our WOW 2020 TikTok Dance Challenge! Follow us on TikTok at @uconnspt, post a video of yourself doing our dance on your TikTok with the hashtags #wow2020, #rainonme, & #huskytakeover and tag @uconnspt for your chance to be featured on our social media accounts. We can’t wait to see your dance moves!https://vm.tiktok.com/JMde53u/
8pm Virtually Magic with Peter Boie: The Magician for Non-Believers
Peter has been touring across the United States for 15+ years performing for corporations, colleges and theaters. He has been featured on the hit national TV show Penn & Teller Fool Us. Peter has performed for CEOs and celebrities such as Tom Brady and Neil Young. He has been recognized for his unique magic, comedy and a relaxed and commanding stage presence. *Grab a deck of cards if you want to participate!

https://uconntact.uconn.edu/event/6168712A direct link to this virtual event will be added to this page on Sunday at 12 noon.  Check back on Sunday afternoon to copy the link and get ready for an hour of magic at 8pm with Peter Boie! 
All day Virtually UConn Rec Video Classes
Check out UConn Rec's video classes! Scroll to the bottom of the webpage for classes in Cardio, Mind & Body, and Strength!
https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
Smithsonian Digital Volunteer
Smithsonian Digital Volunteers aid the transcription center by transcribing historical document collections from the Smithsonian Museum/Research Complex. Click HERE for more information! 
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
Ancestry World Archives Project
The Ancestry World Archives Project has allowed thousands of people around the world help to preserve history that would otherwise be lost. Would you like to give back to the genealogy community? Would you like to help families discover more of their stories and share them with future generations?Click HERE for more information! 
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
TechSoup Volunteers
TechSoup is a platform that supplies technology products and information, particularly to nonprofits.Click HERE for more information!  
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
Mozilla Common Voice
Mozilla Common Voice is a free database that builds voice data sets for speech recognition and interaction technology. The project is supported by volunteers worldwide who are prompted to voice record sentences and review recordings made by other users. These transcribed sentences are collected in a voice database so that our technology has access to a diverse subset of voices, represented by all people.Click HERE for more information! 

Monday, August 17

Time Location Event
All day Across campus UConn Storrs Students Move In
9am Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Yoga Flow Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

2pm & 5pm Virtually PlayFair
Welcome to Playfair Online, featuring Playfair’s signature brand of upbeat community-building interactions. It’s time to have some fun together! It’s time to make some new friends! It’s time to reach out virtually and celebrate! Playfair Online is a high-spirited, high-energy event that allows new students to engage with each other and laugh with each other and feel a part of an exciting new campus community. It’s team building, it’s comedy, and it’s lots of fun!
https://www.playfair.com/playfair-online/2pm Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83988894486?pwd=azAySFhjeHdZbzZIZ0NuTnZBb3Z5QT09Meeting ID: 839 8889 4486
Passcode: 961080

5pm Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83448929862?pwd=WDMvNG1GOFJ3MEpWWXFxZjJzVFVBUT09

Meeting ID: 834 4892 9862
Passcode: 961080

3pm - 4pm Virtually Women’s Center Welcome

Connect with us, play some games (we are fun!), and participate in our “My Feminism Looks Like…” Project.

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

5pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Kickboxing Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

6pm-7pm Virtually Leadership Certificate Series Workshop Info Sessions
Sponsored by Student Activities Leadership and Organizational Development
Leadership and Organizational Development is proud to offer the Leadership Certificate Series to support the individual leadership development of our UConn community. This fall we will be offering all workshop experiences entirely online. Join this interactive session to learn more about the workshops and how to register!Link to join: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php?MTID=m31bc430a8d18bb90c0c71183342b6c39
7pm Virtually UConn Late Night- Virtual Escape Room Codes Live!
Join UConn Late Night for a virtual escape room challenge! Virtual Login Information
Website: http://pv.xscaperoomz.com/
Event Key: UConnLateNight
All day Tik Tok Spirit, Pride and Tradition- Tik Tok Challenge
Hey Huskies, welcome to UConn Nation! Join our Spirit, Pride, & Tradition Program in our WOW 2020 TikTok Dance Challenge! Follow us on TikTok at @uconnspt, post a video of yourself doing our dance on your TikTok with the hashtags #wow2020, #rainonme, & #huskytakeover and tag @uconnspt for your chance to be featured on our social media accounts. We can’t wait to see your dance moves!
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
TED Talk Translators
TED Translators are a community of volunteers who subtitle TED Talks, and enable the inspiring ideas in them to crisscross languages and borders. Click HERE for more information! 
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
Project Gutenberg
To increase accessibility to literature, Project Gutenberg converts books into electronic texts to be read on computers and e-readers with the goal of preserving the literary history of the world in a freely available form for everyone to use. Volunteers work on individual pages of the book so that an entire ebook can be assembled quickly.Click HERE for more information!
All day:
available all semester
Virtually Community Service Days Events
Missing Maps
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.Click HERE for more information!

Tuesday, August 18

Time Location Event
9am Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Yoga Flow Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

11am Virtually WOW Group Meeting
Your Week of Welcome (WOW) Leaders are fellow UConn students who will be welcoming, engaging, and assisting in your transition to UConn. Be on the lookout for communication from your WOW Leader about a meeting link and exact time!
1pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live 50/50 Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

2pm Virtually PlayFair
Welcome to Playfair Online, featuring Playfair’s signature brand of upbeat community-building interactions. It’s time to have some fun together! It’s time to make some new friends! It’s time to reach out virtually and celebrate! Playfair Online is a high-spirited, high-energy event that allows new students to engage with each other and laugh with each other and feel a part of an exciting new campus community. It’s team building, it’s comedy, and it’s lots of fun!Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81189129714?pwd=NGw3V1hUckppeG1qSkdQTkx4eENBQT09Meeting ID: 811 8912 9714
Passcode: 961080
3pm - 4pm Virtually Women’s Center Marketing Committee

Drop in to connect and learn how to get involved! We work on engaging the campus community through social media, event promotion, and generating advertisements! We get creative in promoting the Women’s Center initiatives and are always welcome new ideas!

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

6pm, 7pm, 9pm Virtually UConn Late Night- Virtual Escape Room Codes Live!
Join UConn Late Night for a virtual escape room challenge! 
Virtual Login Information
Website: http://pv.xscaperoomz.com/
Event Key: UConnLateNight
8pm Virtually Virtual Trivia Night
The Office themed!
https://uconntact.uconn.edu/event/6168831

Wednesday, August 19

Time Location Event
9am Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Yoga Flow Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

12pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live HIIT Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

2pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Core Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

3pm - 4pm Virtually Women’s Center Programming Committee

Join us to connect and learn how to get involved! We create and recreate Women’s Center programs which include discussions, film screenings, and interactive activities surrounding topics regarding feminism, body image, media literacy, politics, herstory, and mental health. We are always looking for new members to share their ideas and help us host more inclusive and diverse programs!

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

TBA Virtually Community Welcome
Sponsored by Res Life
Each RA will host their own community welcome! Keep an eye out for info from your RA!  You will be able to meet with your RA; find commonalities with other residents in your area; create common community expectations; and identify residential area amenities and features!
4pm-6pm Virtually Honors Virtual Trivia Night
*For Honors Students
All Honors students welcome at Honors Trivia Night! Honors students will be asked to pre-register for this event where they will be grouped up on Blackboard Collaborate. Students will meet new people and build community while competing in a game of trivia – and they may even win a prize!
6pm - Midnight Virtually UConn Late Night- Virtual Escape Room Codes Live!
Join UConn Late Night for a virtual escape room challenge! 
Virtual Login Information
Website: http://pv.xscaperoomz.com/
Event Key: UConnLateNight

Thursday, August 20

Time Location Event
9am Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Yoga Flow Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

11am Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live HIIT Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

1pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live 50/50 Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

3pm Virtually WOW Group Meeting
Join your WOW group and WOW Leader for a conversation about the campus, including a virtual campus tour and the many ways you can explore the Storrs/ UConn community!
3pm - 4pm Virtually VAWPP & InPower

VAWPP is peer education program through the Women’s Center where students are trained to facilitate workshops which aim to address and prevent all forms of gender-based violence on campus, and beyond.  Drop in, connect and learn more about being part of the solution!

In-Power is a student-led support group dedicated to building a gender-inclusive community that welcomes victim-survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and/or intimate partner violence at any point in their healing process.

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

8pm Virtually Virtual Trivia Night
Sponsored by Student Activities Major Events and Programs
Pop Culture 2000s theme!
https://uconntact.uconn.edu/event/6168832 

Friday, August 21

Time Location Event
12pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live HIIT Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

2pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Kickboxing Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

3pm - 4pm Virtually My Feminism Looks Like Project

Check out our social media!! UConn Women's Center

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

4pm Student Union Terrace

Grab and Go Welcome Buckets
Looking for something fun to do? Come grab and go!  All events require sign up. Registration begins 24 hours prior to event time and closes 1 hour before event - sign up here.

Arrive on time, not too early, wear your mask and form a line 6ft apart.

7pm Virtually
Late Night Goosechase
Download the Goosechase app on your phone to participate in an interactive and mission-driven photo hunt! Use this tool to get to know your new campus community, and its many resources. For more information, check out the UConn Late Night instagram account- @uconnlatenight
TBA TBA SUBOG Concert Playlist Release
Check it out on Spotify 

Saturday, August 22

Time Location Event
Various times Around campus
Campus Tours
Are you interested in seeing campus? Where your classes will be?  Check with your WOW leader for times. Groups will be very small and be adhering to all social distancing parameters at all times.  Students must sign up for campus tour times with their WOW Leader.
11am Student Union Terrace

Grab and Go Welcome Buckets
Looking for something fun to do? Come grab and go!  All events require sign up. Registration begins 24 hours prior to event time and closes 1 hour before event - sign up here.

Arrive on time, not too early, wear your mask and form a line 6ft apart.

12pm Virtually
Panel to the People - Advancing Mathematics Communication
Join us for an event that investigates challenges and change in mathematics communication. Learn what experienced mathematics communicators have to say about the obstacles faced when conveying mathematics to a general audience and the strategies by which such hurdles can be surmounted to promote the mathematical literacy of the public.

Join this Zoom event featuring a panel with Grant Sanderson (3Blue1Brown)!  Everyone is welcome, Math major or not!

Signup here :https://zmurl.com/mathcommpanel

 

All day Virtually
Late Night Goosechase
Download the Goosechase app to participate in an interactive, and mission-driven photo hunt! Use this tool to get to know your new campus community, and its many resources. For more information, check out the UConn Late Night instagram account- @uconnlatenight
7pm Founder's Green & the Great Lawn
Late Night Guided/Hybrid Stargazing
LN Stargazing event on social: Check out @uconnlatenight for a constellations 101 guide! Walk around campus and stargaze (in a socially distant way) on Founder’s Green and the Great Lawn!

Sunday, August 23

Time Location Event
Various times Across campus Campus Tours
Are you interested in seeing campus? Where your classes will be?  Check with your WOW leader for times. Groups will be very small and be adhering to all social distancing parameters at all times. Students must sign up for campus tour times with their WOW Leader.
All day Virtually Late Night Goosechase
Download the Goosechase app to participate in an interactive, and mission-driven photo hunt! Use this tool to get to know your new campus community, and its many resources. For more information, check out the UConn Late Night instagram account- @uconnlatenight
1pm Student Union Terrace Late Night Grab and Go Tie Dye

 

Looking for something fun to do? Come grab and go!  All events require sign up. Registration begins 24 hours prior to event time and closes 1 hour before event - sign up here.

Arrive on time, not too early, wear your mask and form a line 6ft apart.

Monday, August 24

Time Location Event
11am Virtually WOW Virtual Group Meeting: Resources, Involvement, Community Playlist
Join your WOW group and WOW Leader for a conversation and question/answer session on the many resources campus has to offer, including ways to get involved in the UConn community.
11am Student Union Terrace Grab and Go Make Your Own Succulents
Looking for something fun to do? Come grab and go!  All events require sign up. Registration begins 24 hours prior to event time and closes 1 hour before event - sign up here.Arrive on time, not too early, wear your mask and form a line 6ft apart.
Various Times Various Locations Getting to Know You
Sponsored by Res Life
RAs will reach out to residenst to set up a time throughout the week to meet to get to know you better!  
3pm - 4pm Virtually WiSTEM Mentoring Program

The Women in STEM (WiSTEM) Mentoring Program is a Women’s Center initiative designed to support underclasswomen pursuing STEM degrees through the mentorship of their upper-class women peers.  Drop in, connect and learn more!

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

4pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Strength Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

Tuesday, August 25

Time Location Event
9am Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Strength Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

11am Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Yoga Flow Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

1:30pm - 2:30pm Virtually Leadership Certificate Series Workshop Info Sessions
Sponsored by Student Activities Leadership and Organizational Development
Leadership and Organizational Development is proud to offer the Leadership Certificate Series to support the individual leadership development of our UConn community. This fall we will be offering all workshop experiences entirely online. Join this interactive session to learn more about the workshops and how to register!Link to join: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php?MTID=m24380a10cfe32a909b7fd1c6d7960e93
1pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live 50/50 Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

3pm - 4pm Virtually Greeks Against Sexual Assault

Greeks Against Sexual Assault (GASA) trains members of fraternities and sororities so they can then positively influence their peers by challenging social norms that promote gender-based violence.  Drop in, connect and learn more about being part of the solution!

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

8pm Virtually Virtual Trivia Night
Harry Potter theme!
https://uconntact.uconn.edu/event/6168833

Wednesday, August 26

Time Location Event
9am Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Yoga Flow Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

9am Virtually Asian/Asian American Mentoring Program (AMP) – Mentor Retreat
1pm Student Union Terrace  

Grab and Go Relaxation Day


Looking for something fun to do? Come grab and go!  All events require sign up. Registration begins 24 hours prior to event time and closes 1 hour before event - sign up here.

Arrive on time, not too early, wear your mask and form a line 6ft apart.

 

2pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live CORE Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

3pm - 4pm Virtually Men’s Project

The Men’s Project trains students who identify as men to positively influence their peers by challenging social norms that promote gender-based violence; and role modeling effective bystander interventions. Drop in, connect and learn more about being part of the solution!

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

4pm Virtually WOW Virtual Group Meeting
Join your WOW group and WOW Leader for a conversation and question/answer session on off-campus resources.
4pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Strength Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

8pm Virtually Eric Dittelman – Mind Reader

Ever wonder what it would be like to know what someone else was thinking? What if you knew exactly what someone else was going to do before they did it?  Eric Dittelman knows what that’s like and has been reading minds at theaters, colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events all across the country.  Often known by just his surname, Dittelman combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improv comedy.  In 2012, he blew audiences away as the first ever mind reader on NBC's "America's Got Talent" where he was a season 7 Top Ten finalist and judges' favorite.  He has since appeared on "Ellen", “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us" on which Penn called his act “bordering on genius!”

Click HERE for event details!

Sponsored by Student Activities Major Events and Programs

TBA Virtually Asian/Asian American Mentoring Program (AMP)
Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center
Details to follow!

Thursday, August 27

Time Location Event
10am & 2:30pm Virtually Asian/Asian American Mentoring Program (AMP) - Kickoff Celebration (Mentors & Mentees)
11am - 12:30 Virtually Rainbow Center Virtual Open House

During UConn’s Week of Welcome (WOW), join the Rainbow Center for a virtual open house. There will be a short presentation about the RC’s programs followed by a Q&A time with RC student employees and the professional staff. These open houses are open to all but are geared toward first-year students and transfer students who would like to learn more about the Rainbow Center and its programs.

A Webex link will be provided to the registered email address on the day of the event.

To register for the virtual Open House, please visit: https://rainbowcenter.uconn.edu/openhouse/

11am Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live HIIT Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

12pm Student Union Terrace Grab and Go Make Your Own Bamboo

Looking for something fun to do? Come grab and go!  All events require sign up. Registration begins 24 hours prior to event time and closes 1 hour before event - sign up here.

Arrive on time, not too early, wear your mask and form a line 6ft apart.

1pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live 50/50 Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

3pm - 4pm Virtually Between Women

A discussion group for women who love women… or think they might.  Drop in, connect and learn more!

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

4pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live Strength Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

7pm - 8pm Virtually British Version of Bingo
Join us for a British version of Bingo. And yes - we will have a British host for the event! Anyone can view the event, however only registered attendees will receive a bingo card. Registration will close at 12pm, noon on the day of the event (27th August).To register for the event, select the blue "Register for Event" box above our logo on the following link:
https://nexus.uconn.edu/secure_per/events/event_registration.php?ser=2570&rc=2084444671
8pm Virtually Virtual Trivia Night
Sports theme!
https://uconntact.uconn.edu/event/6168834

Friday, August 28

Time Location Event
10am - 2pm Outside of The Benton Benton Museum T-Shirt Giveaway

Grab a free t-shirt at the Benton Museum, while supplies last!

12pm Instagram UConn Rec's Instagram Live HIIT Class

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

https://www.instagram.com/uconnrec/?hl=en

 

12pm - 1pm Virtually What’s At Stake for Women in 2020

Drop in!  Let’s talk!

https://bit.ly/3iKYHle

1:30pm - 3pm Virtually

Honors Program Students: Your Introduction to Enrichment Programs
The Honors Programming & Events Office will be providing an opportunity for Honors students to meet various representatives from Enrichment Programs such as the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships, the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office, the Pre-Law Advising Office, and the Individualized & Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Come learn more about the resources these offices offer, how to access them, and how they can contribute to your UConn experience. This event will take place exclusively online (there will be no in-person component).
Click here to register for the event. On the day of the event, use the link in the registration form and in the email reminders to join the Webex event.

2pm Student Union Terrace  

Grab and Go Adult Coloring


Looking for something fun to do? Come grab and go!  All events require sign up. Registration begins 24 hours prior to event time and closes 1 hour before event - sign up here.

Arrive on time, not too early, wear your mask and form a line 6ft apart.

5pm Student Union Terrace UConn Late Night: Garden Globe Grab & Go


Looking for something fun to do? Come grab and go!  All events require sign up. Registration begins 24 hours prior to event time and closes 1 hour before event - sign up here.

Arrive on time, not too early, wear your mask and form a line 6ft apart.

8pm Virtual Torch Lighting Convocation Ceremony
Welcome ceremony for the Class of 2024

Saturday, August 29

Time Location Event
All Day TikTok Spirit, Pride and Tradition- Tik Tok Challenge
Hey Huskies, can you out spirit the UConn Spirit Program? Join our Spirit, Pride, & Tradition Program in our TikTok Dance Challenge! Follow us on TikTok at @uconnspt, post your best video of yourself or your family pod doing our dance on your TikTok with the hashtags #wow2020, #rainonme, & #huskytakeover and tag @uconnspt for your chance to be featured on our social media accounts. Throw on some UConn gear and show your Husky Pride! Let’s see how spirited UConn Nation can be!https://vm.tiktok.com/JMde53u/
10am Virtually New Commuter Welcome Event
A Husky WOW event for new commuters. Learn about the Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services office, staff, and resources that they can provide to you during your time at UConn as a commuter.WebEx Link
Password: newcommuter
10am - 2pm Outside of The Benton Benton Museum T-Shirt Giveaway

Grab a free t-shirt at the Benton Museum, while supplies last!

All day UConn Forest Explore the UConn Forest
With over 579 acres of land and 11.29 miles of trails the Fenton Tract is the largest forested tract that the University of Connecticut owns within walking distance of the Storrs Campus. The Fenton Tract's primary purpose is teaching and research, but it also provides ample recreational access for hikers, bikers, birders, and more. Please enjoy the trail system in a respectful manner.
http://www.ctforestry.uconn.edu/documents/fentonTRmap1_25_10JSv2.pdf
9pm Founder's Green & The Great Lawn Late Night Guided/Hybrid Stargazing
LN Stargazing event on social: Check out @uconnlatenight for a constellations 101 guide! Walk around campus and stargaze (in a socially distant way) on Founder’s Green and the Great Lawn!

Sunday, August 30

Time Location Event
All day UConn Forest Explore the UConn Forest
With over 579 acres of land and 11.29 miles of trails the Fenton Tract is the largest forested tract that the University of Connecticut owns within walking distance of the Storrs Campus. The Fenton Tract's primary purpose is teaching and research, but it also provides ample recreational access for hikers, bikers, birders, and more. Please enjoy the trail system in a respectful manner.
http://www.ctforestry.uconn.edu/documents/fentonTRmap1_25_10JSv2.pdf
9am-11am Virtually Honors Live
*For Honors First Year Students
First year honors students should attend the Honors Live Event. This event will take place exclusively online (there will be no in-person component). Come laugh with Honors Guides for Peer Success as they introduce you to honors peers and welcome you to the honors community. Details to follow!
10am-11am Virtually
12th Annual Learning Communities Kickoff
*For Students in Learning Communities
Each year, all Learning Community students, faculty, and staff come together to celebrate the start of the academic  year. Be prepared to have fun, hear from great speakers, participate in competitive activities, and start off the new year of Learning Communities with positive energy!
CLICK HERE to check out the LC Kickoff Webpage for more information!
1:30pm Virtually

Deans' Meetings
Meet with your school/college to hear more about the upcoming year.

ACES

CLAS

College of Agriculture

Engineering

Nursing

School of Business

School of Fine Arts

 

3pm-4pm Virtually

Honors Reception
*For First Year Honors Students
This event will take place exclusively online (there will be no in-person component). Come meet and chat with Honors Student Organization leaders and Honors staff members to learn more about co-curricular opportunities available in the Honors Program.

4pm Virtually

AACC Virtual Meet & Greet
This event is an opportunity for incoming students to meet the African American Cultural Center staff and students.

Click Here for Meeting Link 

Meeting number: 120 387 2043

Password: A23WrMTJpx3

Host Key: 183164

8pm Virtually via WebEx

A Comedic Conversation with Stephanie Beatriz
'Rosa Diaz' from BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

For more information about this special event, visit the Event Page!

Ongoing Events

Dates Time Location Event
Continuous All day Virtually UConn Rec Virtual Fitness Classes

https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/

 Aug. 20 - Aug. 30 All day Virtually/Across Campus Campus Art and Sculpture Hunt

Enjoy fun self-guided art and sculpture hunts!
Using your mobile phone, learn about public art and enjoy a 40-minute walk on UConn’s beautiful campus.  The North Campus hunt includes a stop by the Dairy Bar! 

The hunts can be done virtually for those students that will be at home.

Prizes:  Send us a screenshot when you complete the scavenger hunt for a chance to win a UConn Café’s gift card.   A drawing will be held daily August 17-21 and August 24-28. Email the screenshot when you finish the hunt or a photo of you with the sculpture to benton.museum@uconn.edu

Aug. 25 - 28 Various Times Virtually First Year Programs (FYP), Learning Communities (LC), Academic Achievement Center (AAC) & LC Innovation Zone (LCIZ) Peer Leading Training
Details to follow!
Ongoing Various Virtually Group Fitness Classes with UConn Rec
Check back for a link!
Ongoing All day Virtually
Self-guided Walking/Running Routes with UConn Rec
Check back for a link!
Aug. 14 - 30 Al day Virtually Community Service Days Event
Tarjimly Translating
Millions of refugees and people in need of humanitarian assistance struggle with language barriers. To help give them on-demand language access through Tarjiimly volunteers download the  free app and are connected to beneficiaries who need translation support through a live chat session.Click HERE for more information!
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Event
LibriVox- Audiobook Contributors
LibriVox is a nonprofit that coordinates online volunteers to record audio versions of public domain books. Volunteers record chapters of books into digital files (mp3)  and make the audio files available to the world for free! Click HERE for more information!
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
Amnesty Decoders
Digital volunteers are needed to help research and expose human rights violations. Through the use of computers or phones volunteers help to sift through large data banks of social media messages, images, documents and other information.Click HERE for more information!
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
By the People
The library of congress invites you to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. These transcriptions are then reviewed and posted on the library's website to  improve search, readability, and access to handwritten and typed documents for those who are not fully sighted or cannot read the handwriting of the original documents.Click HERE for more information!
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
Beyond the Bell
In the spirit of “Distance Learning,” develop a fun, STEM-related activity for students to try at home. Record a video tutorial. Throughout quarantine it has been even more of a challenge for children to learn because they are at home. Beyond the Bell aims to connect students with short, 5 minute or less, videos that teach them a STEM related skill. The target audience are students in 3rd-5th grade & 6th-8th grade. Click HERE for more information!
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
Virtual Letters
Send a virtual letter!COVID-19 affects us all but for some it brings the added challenge of social isolation. You can help brighten someone’s day! Write a card telling them about yourself, maybe say a joke or a riddle and let them know that they are loved. Cards will be distributed through United Way’s partners to people experiencing isolation during this time, including elders, students, healthcare workers, and energy partners. Click HERE for more information! 
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
VocaliD Voicebank Contributor
VocaliD volunteers help to bring personalized voices to people with speech impediments or who have lost their voice. VocaliD is aimed at designing personalized synthetic voices so that people with severe speech impairments can use a voice that fits their body and personality.Click HERE for more information 
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
FLOSS Manual Writers
FLOSS Manuals are manuals written in many languages that instruct people to use free software. Volunteers can write and edit manuals by:
  • writing new manuals
  • updating or improving existing manuals
  • proofreading manuals as they are being written
  • reviewing and fact checking

Click HERE for more information!

 

Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
Smithsonian Digital Volunteer
Smithsonian Digital Volunteers aid the transcription center by transcribing historical document collections from the Smithsonian Museum/Research Complex. Click HERE for more information! 
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
Ancestry World Archives Project
The Ancestry World Archives Project has allowed thousands of people around the world help to preserve history that would otherwise be lost. Would you like to give back to the genealogy community? Would you like to help families discover more of their stories and share them with future generations?Click HERE for more information! 
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
TechSoup Volunteers
TechSoup is a platform that supplies technology products and information, particularly to nonprofits.Click HERE for more information! 
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
TED Talk Translators
TED Translators are a community of volunteers who subtitle TED Talks, and enable the inspiring ideas in them to crisscross languages and borders. Click HERE for more information! 
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
Project Gutenberg
To increase accessibility to literature, Project Gutenberg converts books into electronic texts to be read on computers and e-readers with the goal of preserving the literary history of the world in a freely available form for everyone to use. Volunteers work on individual pages of the book so that an entire ebook can be assembled quickly.Click HERE for more information! 
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
Missing Maps
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.Click HERE for more information! 
Aug. 14 - 30 All day Virtually Community Service Days Events
Mozilla Common Voice
Mozilla Common Voice is a free database that builds voice data sets for speech recognition and interaction technology. The project is supported by volunteers worldwide who are prompted to voice record sentences and review recordings made by other users. These transcribed sentences are collected in a voice database so that our technology has access to a diverse subset of voices, represented by all people.Click HERE for more information!